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In this space you'll find the latest news and information about the Internet2 and partners BTOP U.S. UCAN award. For community call notes and presentations, working documents, recent updates and more, see Docs & resources on the right. To search or browse this space, use the controls in the far right column.
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On July 2, 2010, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) awarded $62.5+ million in federal stimulus funding through its Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to a group of national research and education networking organizations including Internet2 (also known as University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development), National LambdaRail (NLR)*, Indiana University and the Northern Tier Network Consortium. In collaboration with technology companies Ciena, Cisco, Infinera, and Juniper Networks, the group proposes the construction of the United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN), an advanced 100 gigabit per second network backbone that will link regional networks across the nation, including other projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The NTIA grant will be supplemented with an additional $34 million in contributions from the proposal partners and suppliers.

*NLR was part of the original award but it has since withdrawn from the project (October, 2010)

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